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Benjamin Guilleminot

Counsel
Head of Structured financing

CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats
2 rue Ancelle
92522 Neuilly-sur-Seine
Cedex
France
Languages French, English

Benjamin Guilleminot advises banks and financial institutions (as well as borrowers, on occasion) with regards to all types of financing (both in French and cross-border transactions). He has significant experience in corporate finance, acquisition finance and project finance (PPP and ENR).

Benjamin joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in March 2014.

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Notable practitioner (Banking, Project finance)

IFLR1000 2019

Relevant experience

  • Hogan Lovells (2011-2014)
  • Herbert Smith Freehills (2007-2011)
  • August & Debouzy (2006-2007)
  • Lecturer at the University of Paris XII - Paris-Est Créteil Val-de-Marne on the "Diplôme Universitaire Contentieux International des Affaires" course (under-graduate diploma in international business litigation)
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Education

  • Post-graduate degree (DESS), University of Paris II - Panthéon-Assas (2004)
  • Post-graduate degree (DJCE), University of Paris II - Panthéon-Assas (2004)
  • MBA, ESSEC Business School (2006)
  • CAPA (post-graduate legal qualification required to practise as a solicitor or barrister in France) (2005)
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Memberships

  • Member of ACE (French Association of Corporate Legal Advisors)
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Publications

  • Le modèle LMA après la réforme du droit des contrats, co-author - Revue de droit bancaire et financier (01/07/2017)
  • Le nouvel agent des sûretés à la française, co-author - Option Finance (29/05/2017)
  • Les crédits syndiqués après la réforme du Code civil :  la mise à jour du modèle LMA, co-author - Option Finance (14/06/2016)
  • La réforme du régime de l'agent de sûretés à la faveur du projet de loi Sapin II, co-author - Option Finance (27/06/2016)
  • Le guide de la réforme du droit des contrats (pratique bancaire), co-author - Option Finance (11/04/2016)
  • Gage des stocks : l'épilogue réglementaire, co-author - LExplicite (23/02/2016)
  • Gage des stocks : l'éphémère épilogue, co-author - LExplicite (08/01/2016)
  • L'extension du crédit interentreprises à un "crédit partenaire", co-author - LExplicite (28/10/2015)
  • Le nantissement des marques, co-author - LExplicite (20/08/2015)
  • Convention de La Haye sur les "accords d'élection de for": enjeux et perspectives pour les entreprises européennes - Option Finance (June 2015)
  • Publication des modèles de contrats Euro PP – Option Finance (January 2015)
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Leg­al 500 Par­is 2020: our law firm’s rank­ings
The 2020 edi­tion of the Leg­al 500 Par­is guide is avail­able. We thank our cli­ents for their trust and sup­port!This year, our firm is ranked in 20 ex­pert­ise, in­clud­ing: 4 in Tier 1: Tax; Em­ploy­ment; Se­cur­it­isa­tion...
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03/10/2019
IFLR1000 - 2020 edi­tion
The 2020 edi­tion of IFLR1000 has been pub­lished. This guide, which spe­cial­ises in fin­an­cial and busi­ness law, ranks the best law firms in these fields around the world. We would par­tic­u­larly like to thank...
21/01/2019
Fin­an­cing of the mbo on the math­evon group
CMS Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre Avocats ac­ted as leg­al coun­sel the lenders in re­la­tion to the ac­quis­i­tion by Si­parex, Arkéa Cap­it­al, Afri­cin­vest and BNP Pari­bas Dévelop­pe­ment of a stake in the Math­evon group...
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Ac­quis­i­tion of Sopral by Par­quest Cap­it­al
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12/11/2018
IFLR1000 - 2019 edi­tion
The 2019 edi­tion of the IFLR1000 guide is out. This guide ranks the world’s lead­ing fin­an­cial and cor­por­ate law firms. We would par­tic­u­larly like to thank our cli­ents for put­ting their trust in us!This...
12/09/2018
Circle Me­dia Group ad­vised by CMS on the ac­quis­i­tion of CPI
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16/10/2017
CMS Bur­eau Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre ad­vises banks as part of the fin­an­cing of the...
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28/07/2017
CMS Bur­eau Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre ad­vised the lenders of the fin­an­cing of the...
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19/07/2017
CMS Bur­eau Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre ad­vises lenders on Bastide Group's syn­dic­ated...
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29/03/2017
CMS Bur­eau Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre on the cre­ation, fin­an­cing and in­clu­sion of...
CMS Bur­eau Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre ad­vised the Alti­tude In­fra­struc­ture group in con­nec­tion with the cre­ation and fin­an­cing of the Alto hold­ing com­pany, as well as the in­clu­sion of Caisse des Dépôts et Con­sig­na­tions...